Tidbits and Interestings #4
Hiiiiiiii, so this is an in-between-post because life has been busy, and by life I mean college. So we shall do a Tidbits and Interestings, wherein I will list up my current favorite things, and then I’ll do some actual blogging shortly.
Current favorite art:
I’m really into video game concept art right now, which is weird because I don’t actually play video games. This is from a game called Bloodborne. It seems to be mostly about gallons of blood and viscera, and I could never, eeeeeever play it because I would vomit all over the screen. But the art is cool and inspiring and I love the mood and the light and the Gothic atmosphere. Would read if it were a book. *holds out hands to universe*
Current things I need to tell you ’bout:
- I’m probably not doing much travel this year. So “(Insert Exotic Local here) Adventure” posts will be fewer than the last few years. I want to finish a book this summer and work on some music projects and I just feel like I need to buckle down and not wander about. I *might* have to go to the US in the summer, even though I really don’t want to. Who knows. Nothing’s planned right now.
- I have all sorts of music up on this site! There’s a new music page, and some pop songs I wrote for A Drop of Night, and more over on Soundcloud. For example, here’s a musical version of the “Two Dead Boys” poem, which my sister sang and I banged out on the piano a few days ago, because WE THOUGHT IT NEEDED MUSIC. We devised this melody in a minute flat and recorded it on a dinky handheld mic. Sound experts will despair. But I thought it was fun, and I love the poem. It reminds me of Alice in Wonderland and is vaguely sinister, and both those things = always a plus.
- I read the most wondrous books recently. I highly recommend you pick them up if you get the chance. One is by my Cabinet of Curiosities buddy and writer-of-wonderful-prose Katherine Catmull, and it’s magical and dreamy (and speaking of Cabinet, Claire and Emma have multiple books out this year, too, so keep your eyes peeled) and the other is by Jonathan Stroud who I have been a fan of since reading his Bartimaeus trilogy as a kid. His book features all your Halloween favorites (so like, ghosts and haunted English mansions and a sentient skull floating in a jar of fluid) but somehow manages to be not-at-all-ridiculous due to really great writing and world-building. I think you should read them.
And that’s that! I will do some actual blog posts once the worst of my finals are over.
Hope everyone’s well! 🙂 Bye.